House Hearing to Focus on Occupational Licensing

The notice can be found on the House Education and Workforce website here.   While ASAE and other associations track a proliferation of state legislation that has posed a threat to voluntary certification programs, a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee has scheduled a hearing June 20 on occupational licensing and reducing barriers to employment…. Read more »

Brady to Push ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ Before Recess

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) confirmed this week he expects to have another tax bill, dubbed “tax reform 2.0,” ready before the House breaks for the August recess. The White House and House leaders are interested in changes to the tax code that would serve as a follow-up to the tax law… Read more »

Senate May Make Changes to IRS Overhaul Bill

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has indicated he may want to make some changes to the IRS overhaul bill (H.R. 5444) passed by the House in April. Hatch referred to the House legislation as a “welcome step forward” but has stopped short of endorsing every provision. Among many other changes, the House bill… Read more »

ASAE to Share Fringe Benefits Letter with Treasury

More than 150 organizations have signed on to ASAE’s letter urging the Treasury Department to delay implementation of a provision in the new tax law that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings… Read more »